Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories from Hartford’s North End

Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories from Hartford’s North End

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A compilation of memories by and about residents of Hartford’s North End covering the early and middle decades of the 20th Century

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Edited by Joan Walden

Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories of Hartford�s North End, is the culmination of a two year project to collect and preserve both the essays and oral histories of those who grew up in the North End of Hartford. This neighborhood was a unique multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-ethnic melting pot. Most of the participants have since moved away, but a few still reside in the same homes in which they grew up. Some of the narrators were in their 90s and remember trolley cars and deliveries by the ice man. Younger narrators shared stories of the riots that rocked the area in 1968 and changed it irrevocably. Their lives are represented in approximately 150 entries that deal with work, play, school, world events, family, and friendship.